We urged everyone to remember that to govern a nation made up of a wide array of political viewpoints requires compromise. According to Rasmussen Reports, 34.7% of Americans consider themselves Democrats, 34.4% consider themselves to be Republicans and 31% don’t align themselves with either party. What Rasmussen highlights is the fact that America is not of one mind when it comes to how we address the issues of the day. Unfortunately folks on both sides of the political spectrum demand that their view be the only one used to govern. (more…)
Tuesday, the House Republicans succeeded in passing what they are calling their solution to our debt ceiling crisis, the Cut, Cap and Balance Act. Overlooking the fact that the Senate Democratic leadership vows to vote this down and President Obama has said he would veto this legislation if it made it to his desk, is this really a solution to paying the current obligations of the United States government in time to avoid financial panic and trouble on August 2nd? (more…)
We spent a good bit of Saturday’s show focused on taxes. After a brief memorial from Eric for the man that was like a father to him growing us, Jason started us off by talking about an exchange a CNN reporter and Republican Congressman from Georgia had had earlier in the week. The reporter showed the Congressman a graph from the Wall Street Journal that indicated that, contrary to the view Georgian Representative, tax increases do not always harm the economy. (more…)
With the anniversary of America’s Independence just a few days away, we used Saturday’s show to ask our current representatives in Washington to take some lessons from our Founding Fathers. (more…)
Look at the faces in the above picture. These men are so proud of themselves. The House Republicans are so pleased because they successfully and overwhelmingly defeated a piece of legislation last night. They emerged victorious in a battle with…themselves? (more…)
We started with an example of arrogance from business, poker playing from the Legislature and politics rather than governing from the Governor’s Office: Amazon.com and their unfair sales tax exemption drive. After having indignantly picked up their ball and left South Carolina, it appears Amazon.com got another bite at the apple of unfair sales tax exemptions. (more…)
On today’s show, we explained how the debt ceiling works, showing how it has been raised 74 times since 1962, demonstrating its ineffectiveness. The Republicans, drawing a line in the sand, are demanding a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution or other similar action in exchange for raising the debt ceiling. We looked at how a balanced budget works and whether it is a good solution to our financial crisis.
We also highlighted the Congressional Progressives’ budget proposals in comparison to the GOP’s proposal (more…)
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